Although Karan Johar has graciously decided to have a special screening of "Student of the Year" (SOTY) Thursday evening for the families of debutants Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, Alia's elder half-sister Pooja Bhatt has decided to give it a miss.
Pooja says she would prefer to watch Alia with the audience at a public screening - first day first show.
"I'm going to see it first day first show on Friday. I can't wait. I do have the option of seeing it the night before. But I'd rather see it with an unprejudiced audience. I've watched most of my own films on Friday with the ticket-paying public," she said.
While Pooja is a protective elder sister, her brother Rahul Bhatt is completely disconnected from Alia's life and career.
Varun's filmmaker father David Dhawan confesses he and his wife can't wait to see their son on screen either.
"We are watching the film Thursday night. Can you believe, we haven't seen a single frame of Varun's work as yet!" David said.